Aug 24

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‘Kiss-and-ride’ comes to Hatfield…

It seems Hatfield station is to get a Kiss-and-ride, according to a new planning application. You might imagine that  this is some saucy new taxi service, reminiscent of Carry on Cabby,  or perhaps something more seedy offered as a ‘personal service’ in the small ads of the Welwyn Hatfield Times. But fear not, it seems to be the new buzz word to describe the passenger drop-off area at the redeveloped Hatfield train station. About time too of course, for a University town Hatfield station has long been sadly lacking. The planning application says:  “Erection of 378 space multi storey car park, laying out of new bus interchange including cycle parking, taxi and ‘kiss and ride’ facility, one new access and one new egress onto Great North Road and material alterations to station building through creation of additional floorspace for three retail units”

So pull your finger out Network Rail and finally give Hatfield a railway station it can be proud of! You can see pictures of the proposed station parking area here, and the planning application here.

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